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proper microwave for campers, plus packing refrigerator

Postby gene so » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:01 am

I have decided to add a microwave to the construction of the galley. I am assuming the practical microwave would be AC and intend on plugging it into a GFCI receptacle in the galley. I would welcome input from experienced users as to wattage,size and reliability. My galley will be 65" wide and I will build my cabinets around this microwave. What's practical in size and wattage for a camper?

Also, I purchased a popup camper with its top torn off and have a refrigerator, amongst other things, for use.One issue I can see is how to pack the items in a refrigerator so that traveling does not affect them. I can gain valuable, common sense knowledge in this area.

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Re: proper microwave for campers, plus packing refrigerator

Postby halfdome, Danny » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:48 pm

Here's one that seems geared for a teardrop.
I've only see one so far in a teardrop.
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Re: proper microwave for campers, plus packing refrigerator

Postby bobhenry » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:26 am

H.A. wrote:Btw, If you get a turntable type, Remember to pack that part carefully before travel.

We trash bagged one of the bed pillows and latch in in the microwave the few times we bothered to take one.
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Re: proper microwave for campers, plus packing refrigerator

Postby flboy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:58 pm

You can get a 700w microwave that is suitable for a camper for less than $90.00. The physical size varies, so I'd go a little large on the location for it and trim it in so another can be installed later and have some margin for size.
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Re: proper microwave for campers, plus packing refrigerator

Postby MtnDon » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:10 pm

The m-waves also require some ventilation when operating. It should not be built into a box with no room for free exchange of air. So yes, definitely leave space around it. We have ours tied down with a cam lock strap over the top. In our CT the turntable glass has never jumped out of the drive socket.
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